The No. 2 seed UMass-Lowell River Hawks (25-7, 11-5 America East) will take the court in the America East Tournament against the No. 3 seed New Hampshire Wildcats (15-14, 9-7 America East). The teams will square off Tuesday at 6:00 PM live on ESPN+.
The River Hawks are currently substantial 12.5-point favorites over the Wildcats. The game has a point total of 136.5.
UMass-Lowell vs. New Hampshire Odds
Point Spread for UMass-Lowell vs. New Hampshire
The spread for this matchup is set at 12.5 points, with sportsbooks listing UMass-Lowell as the favorite.
UMass-Lowell vs. New Hampshire Moneyline
As for the moneyline, UMass-Lowell has -825 odds to pick up the win, while New Hampshire is listed at +555 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 136.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
- Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Burlington, Vermont
- Arena: Roy L. Patrick Gymnasium
UMass-Lowell vs. New Hampshire Betting Trends
Against the spread, UMass-Lowell is 20-10-0 this year. The River Hawks have been chosen as favorites in 26 games this year and have walked away with the win 21 times (80.8%) in those games. UMass-Lowell has hit the over in 63% of its opportunities this year (17 times in 27 games with a set point total).
Against the spread, New Hampshire is 13-14-0 this year. The Wildcats have won 42.1% of the games this season they were the underdog on the moneyline (8-11). New Hampshire’s games this year have hit the over 44.4% of the time (12 out of 27 games with a set point total).
UMass-Lowell vs. New Hampshire Key Players to Watch
Everette Hammond puts up 13.7 points and 2.4 assists per game — both team highs. He is also averaging 4.7 rebounds, shooting 45.5% from the field and 44.8% from downtown with 1.8 made 3-pointers per contest. Abdoul Karim Coulibaly paces his team in rebounds per game (7.8), and also averages 11.8 points and 0.7 assists. Defensively, he posts 0.9 steals and 1 block. Max Brooks is putting up 8.6 points, 1 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game. Ayinde Hikim averages a team-best 3.8 assists per contest. He is also putting up 10.7 points and 2.8 rebounds, shooting 39.8% from the field.
Clarence O. Daniels II tops the Wildcats in scoring (15.4 points per game) and rebounding (10.8), and posts 1.3 assists. He also averages 1.3 steals and 0.6 blocked shots. The Wildcats receive 10.7 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game from Matt Herasme. Nick Johnson is putting up 12.4 points, 5 rebounds and 1 assists per contest, making 36.8% of his shots from the field and 37.9% from beyond the arc, with 1.4 treys per game. Kyree Brown is the Wildcats’ top assist man (3.8 per game), and he posts 10.7 points and 2.4 rebounds.
What you need to know about the UMass-Lowell River Hawks
UMass-Lowell’s America East games have gone over the point total 11 out of 17 times this season. This season, the River Hawks are averaging 78.7 points per game (32nd-ranked in college basketball) and allowing 65.8 points per contest (58th-ranked). In terms of rebounding, everything is clicking for UMass-Lowell, who is pulling down 35.8 rebounds per game (16th-best in college basketball) and allowing 27.5 boards per contest (17th-best).
The River Hawks are posting 83.6 points per game this year in home games, which is 9.7 more points than they’re averaging away from home (73.9). With a 38.1% three-point percentage this season, UMass-Lowell is 18th-best in the nation. It ranks 222nd in college basketball by sinking 7 three-pointers per contest. With 6.1 three-pointers conceded per game, the River Hawks rank 44th in the country. They are ceding a 33.6% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 174th in college basketball.
The River Hawks have gone 8-2 over their past 10 contests, with an 8-2 record against the spread during that span. Five of UMass-Lowell’s past 10 contests have gone over the total. UMass-Lowell has seen an uptick in scoring recently, racking up 79.3 points per game in its last 10 outings, 0.6 points more than the 78.7 it has scored this season. UMass-Lowell’s defense has been tougher lately, as the team has given up 64.1 points per game during its past 10 compared to the 65.8 points per game its opponents are averaging on the season.
What you need to know about the New Hampshire Wildcats
New Hampshire has covered nine times in 17 matchups with a spread in conference play this year. The Wildcats are 312th in the country in points scored (66.5 per game) and 83rd in points allowed (66.8). In 2022-23, New Hampshire is 97th in college basketball in rebounds (33.2 per game) and 311th in rebounds conceded (33.3).
At home, the Wildcats score 73.5 points per game. On the road, they score 59. New Hampshire makes 8.3 3-pointers per game and shoots 34.2% from beyond the arc, ranking 76th and 182nd, respectively, in college basketball. The Wildcats are the 24th-best team in the country in 3-pointers conceded (5.8 per game) and 22nd-best in 3-point percentage defensively (30.4%).
The Wildcats have a 5-5 record against the spread while going 6-4 overall in their last 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, New Hampshire has hit the over four times. Over its last 10 games, New Hampshire is putting up 63.4 points per contest, compared to its season average of 66.5. The Wildcats are allowing 68.6 points per game in their past 10 games, compared to their season average of 66.8 points allowed.
UMass-Lowell vs. New Hampshire Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this contest is UMass-Lowell, and we predict that New Hampshire will cover the spread (UMass-Lowell -12.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 136.5 points.
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